Arsenal need Manchester derby winner but United or City?

Usually when there is a game going one between two of our big Premier League rivals, it means that Arsenal would prefer the game to end in a draw and that way both of our rivals drop points, but I do not think that is the case tonight as we await the Manchester derby.

The reason for that is that both Man City and United are currently above us in the table and points for both will just make it even harder for Arsenal to get that top four finish that we and other fans have been so dismissive about for years but now that it looks hard to reach we really want.

Arsenal DO deserve some luck but MUST improve on Leicester game

If Arsenal play anything like they did against Leicester City last night in our next game, it is going to be a very painful north London derby indeed for us Gooners and the chances of Arsene Wenger and the players coming away from White Hart Lane with anything other than a beating.

Against the Foxes the Gunners were firing blamks all night and even struggling to get into a position to shoot. Our passing was ponderous, predictable and often just plain poor. The tempo was slow and we lacked any sort of cutting edge.

Fitness of Ox to decide whether Arsenal beat Leicester?

It may have been many years in coming, but the Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to be finally living up to the great expectations that we all had of him when he burst on to the scene as a teenager from the Southampton academy before being snapped up for the Gunners by Arsene Wenger.

A steady run in the starting line-up as well as his new role as a wing back in the manager’s new three at the back formation has done wonders for the Ox in terms of his form and confidence, culminating in that great display which helped Arsenal to beat Man City in the semi-final to book a place in the FA cup final at Wembley next month.

Does FA cup win really mean Arsenal must stick with Wenger?

It was always going to be a big result one way of the other for Arsenal, with the awful results in 2017 in both Premier League and Champions League meaning that the FA cup was the only chance of a trophy still open to Arsenal. A defeat in yesterday’s semi-final clash with Man City would surely have seen all the Wenger Out banners back in force, but does the win really mean they will stop, or that we should now be confident about the Frenchman staying in charge?

Double injury defence boost to set Arsenal loose on Middlesborough

With Arsenal stuck right in the middle of one of the worst periods we have seen for some considerable time and right up against it in terms of managing to keep up our yearly feat of qualifying for the Champions League, Arsene Wenger will be looking for any little thing that could help to get the Gunners going in the right direction again.

A game against Premier League strugglers Middlesborough would normally be just what the doctor ordered for Arsenal, but the way things are going at the minute I don’t think we can take a win over any team for granted, even one like Boro who have not won a Premier League game in 2017 and have lost eight and drawn six of their matches since then.

Arsenal will only pay what they can afford……

After a report from the Evening Standard claimed that Arsenal had tabled a mammoth £300,000 a week offer to try and persuade star man Alexis Sanchez to stay at the Emirates, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the situation and given his opinion not just on the contract saga revolving around the Chilean but also about the practice of big-name players being paid astronomical wages.

As quoted by Sky Sports, the Arsenal boss said: “You have many different opinions there. Some people tell me ‘just give him what he wants’, but then you cannot respect anymore any wages structure and you put the club in trouble as well.

Does this mean Nacho Monreal is leaving Arsenal?

According to numerous reports in the English media, Arsenal have reached an agreement with the Schalke 04 left-back Sead Kolasinac to move to the Emirates for next season. While the North London side are yet to officially confirm the signing, it is more or less an open secret with various sources like the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Metro and the reliable Sky Sports all reporting that the deal has been done.

Even NLD win won’t stop Arsenal finishing behind Tottenham

If the Arsenal team does carry on with the improved effort and effective football that we have seen from them in the draw with Man City and the win over West Ham, we still stand a good chance of finishing in the top four and continuing the remarkable record of qualifying for the Champions League in every full season under Arsene Wenger.

That is the very least that Arsenal need to do, though, and even that will not take away too much of the pain that we Gooners will feel at the end of the season, because this is the year when the shift of power in north London that Spud fans have been vainly banging on about for years is finally going to happen.

Missing Mane makes Liverpool NOT Man City main target for Arsenal

It all depends on Arsenal, of course, and whether we can win our games in hand, but the Premier League table right now is looking a lot better from an Arsenal point of view, with our chances of getting another top four finish under Arsene Wenger having gone from stone cold to cool to lukewarm in the space of a week.

And now that we have Sky Sports reporting that Jurgen Klopp will be without his Senegal international striker Sadio Mane for the rest of the season with surgery need to fix his knee injury, I reckon those chances have heated up even more and made the scousers the team for us to hunt down rather than Man City.